The Astronomy Interest Group studies all of
nature beyond the realm of our home planet Earth. The skills learnt and mastered can be
applied to safeguard nature on our own planet. Studies of the Venusian and Martian
atmospheres gave us the first warnings about greenhouse gases and the importance of
protecting the ozone layer. Collisions with the earth by asteroids and comets have largely
redirected the course of evolution on earth.
The Group is led by a few enthusiasts who
plan monthly outings based on what is most interesting in the sky each month. The venue is
picked according to what kind of astronomical objects are to be studied. Often the outings
are overnight, continued at dawn with some bird watching or other terrestrial nature
Novices are most welcome to join our group
and the Astronomy SIG co-ordinators will gladly share the use of telescopes while
introducing the stars and constellations to you.
Introduction written by : Mohd. Faisal